community.windows.win_psmodule module – Adds or removes a Windows PowerShell module

Note

This module is part of the community.windows collection (version 1.11.1).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.windows.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.windows.win_psmodule.

Synopsis

  • This module helps to install Windows PowerShell modules and register custom modules repository on Windows-based systems.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

accept_license

boolean

added in community.windows 1.11.0

Accepts the module’s license.

Required for modules that require license acceptance, since interactively answering the prompt is not possible.

Corresponds to the -AcceptLicense parameter of Install-Module.

Installation of a module or a dependency that requires license acceptance cannot be detected in check mode, but will cause a failure at runtime unless accept_license=true.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

allow_clobber

boolean

If yes allows install modules that contains commands those have the same names as commands that already exists.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

allow_prerelease

boolean

If yes installs modules marked as prereleases.

It doesn’t work with the parameters minimum_version and/or maximum_version.

It doesn’t work with the state set to absent.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

maximum_version

string

The maximum version of the PowerShell module that has to be installed.

minimum_version

string

The minimum version of the PowerShell module that has to be installed.

name

string / required

Name of the Windows PowerShell module that has to be installed.

password

string

added in community.windows 1.10.0

Password to authenticate against private repository.

repository

string

Name of the custom repository to use.

required_version

string

The exact version of the PowerShell module that has to be installed.

skip_publisher_check

boolean

If yes, allows you to install a different version of a module that already exists on your computer in the case when a different one is not digitally signed by a trusted publisher and the newest existing module is digitally signed by a trusted publisher.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

state

string

If present a new module is installed.

If absent a module is removed.

If latest a module is updated to the newest version.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "latest"

  • "present" ← (default)

url

string

URL of the custom repository to register.

DEPRECATED, will be removed in a major release after 2021-07-01, please use the community.windows.win_psrepository module instead.

username

string

added in community.windows 1.10.0

Username to authenticate against private repository.

Notes

Note

  • PowerShell modules needed - PowerShellGet >= 1.6.0 - PackageManagement >= 1.1.7

  • PowerShell package provider needed - NuGet >= 2.8.5.201

  • On PowerShell 5.x required modules and a package provider will be updated under the first run of the win_psmodule module.

  • On PowerShell 3.x and 4.x you have to install them before using the win_psmodule.

See Also

See also

community.windows.win_psrepository

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_psrepository module.

Examples

---
- name: Add a PowerShell module
  community.windows.win_psmodule:
    name: PowerShellModule
    state: present

- name: Add an exact version of PowerShell module
  community.windows.win_psmodule:
    name: PowerShellModule
    required_version: "4.0.2"
    state: present

- name: Install or update an existing PowerShell module to the newest version
  community.windows.win_psmodule:
    name: PowerShellModule
    state: latest

- name: Install newer version of built-in Windows module
  community.windows.win_psmodule:
    name: Pester
    skip_publisher_check: yes
    state: present

- name: Add a PowerShell module and register a repository
  community.windows.win_psmodule:
    name: MyCustomModule
    repository: MyRepository
    state: present

- name: Add a PowerShell module from a specific repository
  community.windows.win_psmodule:
    name: PowerShellModule
    repository: MyRepository
    state: present

- name: Add a PowerShell module from a specific repository with credentials
  win_psmodule:
    name: PowerShellModule
    repository: MyRepository
    username: repo_username
    password: repo_password
    state: present

- name: Remove a PowerShell module
  community.windows.win_psmodule:
    name: PowerShellModule
    state: absent

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

nuget_changed

boolean

True when Nuget package provider is installed.

Returned: always

Sample: true

output

string

A message describing the task result.

Returned: always

Sample: "Module PowerShellCookbook installed"

repository_changed

boolean

True when a custom repository is installed or removed.

Returned: always

Sample: true

Authors

  • Wojciech Sciesinski (@it-praktyk)

  • Daniele Lazzari (@dlazz)